Daytime Emmys return to live in-person show, 'Y&R' tops noms
TV-Daytime Emmys Preview FILE - Host Mario Lopez appears on stage at the 46th annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Pasadena, Calif., on May 5, 2019. The stars and creators of daytime television are gathering in person to hand out trophies live at the Daytime Emmys on Friday. Kevin Frazier and Nischelle Turner of “Entertainment Tonight” host the awards, which return to a full-capacity live ceremony at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. The singer could nab a third straight entertainment talk show host trophy, and her syndicated show is vying for its second consecutive honor. DeGeneres’ eponymous show won for writing team for a daytime non-fiction series, earning the comedian the final Daytime Emmy of her decorated 19-year run.wftv.com
Universal gives behind-the-scenes look at Jurassic World VelociCoaster
ORLANDO, Fla. — Universal Orlando Resort is giving people an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at their ambitious new roller coaster: Jurassic World VelociCoaster. READ: 9 things to do around Central Florida to get in the holiday spirit“The Making of Jurassic World VelociCoaster” special is streaming now on Peacock. It gives viewers a glimpse into the three-year development of “the apex predator of roller coasters.”TV personality and Universal theme park fan Mario Lopez narrates the special. READ: Universal’s Holiday Tour: What to expect from this year’s celebrationSee a preview of the special below:VelociCoaster opened last summer in Islands of Adventure to rave reviews from thrill-seekers. It catapults guests through 4,700 feet of track, 155 feet in the air at 70 MPH, a series of high-speed launches, a 360-inversion inches above the lagoon and more.wftv.com
‘Saved by the Bell’ honors Dustin Diamond’s ‘Screech’
The original cast members of “Saved by the Bell” paid tribute to costar Dustin Diamond during the season 2 premiere of the show’s reboot. Berkley Lauren told Entertainment Weekly that they had various storylines and they all discussed how they could remember their costar on screen. They did not say what exactly happened to the character but implied that he had died, Entertainment Weekly reported. You can watch the “Saved by the Bell” reboot on the streaming network Peacock. Expand Autoplay Image 1 of 14 Through the years SAVED BY THE BELL -- Season 1 -- Pictured: Dustin Diamond as Screech Powers -- Photo by: Alice S. Hall/NBCU Photo Bank (NBC/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)©2021 Cox Media Groupwftv.com
Florida attorney general releases 2021 Holiday Consumer Protection Guide
ORLANDO, Fla. — With the holiday shopping season in full swing, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody is warning consumers to be on the lookout for scammers. On Monday, Moody, along with Osceola County Sheriff Mario Lopez, released the 2021 Holiday Consumer Protection Guide. Moody also reminded consumers that with the current supply chain shortages affecting the shopping season, it is important to be extra-vigilant. Read: Florida attorney general offers 9 tips to guard against fraudHere are few suggestions:Use a credit card instead of a debit card when shopping online. Read: Florida Attorney General warns consumers of new scam targeting mobile paymentsTo access the full 2021 Holiday Consumer Protection Guide, go here.wftv.com
Dustin Diamond, Screech on ‘Saved by the Bell,’ dies at 44
“Saved by the Bell” star Dustin Diamond died Monday after a three-week fight with cancer, according to his representative. AdFormer co-star Mario Lopez took to Twitter to say farewell: “Dustin, you will be missed, my man. A sequel was launched on Peacock last fall featuring many from the original cast, including Gosselaar, Lopez, Elizabeth Berkley and Tiffani Thiessen. “God speed, Dustin,” Thiessen wrote on Instagram. “Dustin was a humorous and high-spirited individual whose greatest passion was to make others laugh.
Dustin Diamond, "Saved by the Bell" star, has died at 44
"Saved by the Bell" star Dustin Diamond died Monday after a three-week fight with carcinoma, according to his representatives. Former co-star Mario Lopez took to Twitter to say farewell: "Dustin, you will be missed, my man. Deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Dustin Diamond, a true comedic genius. "Saved by the Bell" aired from 1989 to 1993, and its spinoffs included "Saved by the Bell: The College Years," "Good Morning, Miss Bliss" and "Saved by the Bell: The New Class," which Diamond starred in. He made a sex tape and produced a tell-all documentary on Lifetime TV called "The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story."cbsnews.com
'Saved by the Bell' star Dustin Diamond dies of cancer at 44
FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2011 file photo, Dustin Diamond attends the SYFY premiere of "Mega Python vs. Gatoroid" at The Ziegfeld Theater in New York. Diamond, best known for playing Screech on the hit 90s sitcom "Saved by the Bell," was hospitalized last month in Florida and his team disclosed later he had cancer. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer, File)“Saved by the Bell” star Dustin Diamond died Monday after a three-week fight with cancer, according to his representative. Former co-star Mario Lopez took to Twitter to say farewell: “Dustin, you will be missed, my man. “Dustin was a humorous and high-spirited individual whose greatest passion was to make others laugh.
Dustin Diamond undergoing chemotherapy treatments for cancer
Diamond is undergoing chemotherapy treatments after being diagnosed with cancer, according to his representative. Diamond, best known for playing Screech on the hit 90s sitcom, was hospitalized earlier this month in Florida. Last week, his team disclosed he did have cancer. (AP Photo/Dana Ferguson, File)Original “Saved by the Bell” star Dustin Diamond has begun undergoing chemotherapy treatments after being diagnosed with cancer, according to his representative. Diamond, best known for playing Screech on the hit ’90s sitcom, was hospitalized earlier this month in Florida.
New this week: 'Saved by the Bell,' Miley Cyrus & McCarthy
(Trae Patton/Peacock via AP)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. The Melissa McCarthy comedy, her latest with director-husband Ben Falcone ("Tammy," “The Boss"), had been headed to theaters but will instead debut Thursday on HBO Max. —AP Film Writer Jake CoyleMUSIC— Miley Cyrus is ready to rock ‘n’ roll on her new album. The pop star recruited some famous rock stars to help on her seventh studio release “Plastic Hearts,” including Stevie Nicks, Billy Idol and Joan Jett. Everyone wears wear full hazard protection gear as they navigate a “giant house of cards.”— Can you have a “Saved by the Bell” without Screech?
Class is back in session: ‘Saved by the Bell’ stars coming to MegaCon Orlando
ORLANDO, Fla. – Were you saved by the bell? The cast of the hit 90s sitcom “Saved by the Bell” are getting back together at MegaCon Orlando this April. Stars Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mario Lopez and Elizabeth Berkley will be making appearances and giving autographs and photos to fans. “Saved by the Bell,” which first aired in 1989, followed a group of friends who navigate through high school exams, relationships and breakups. MegaCon Orlando runs April 16 to 19 at the Orange County Convention Center.
Mario Lopez apologizes for 'ignorant' comments about kids' gender identity
"The comments I made were ignorant and insensitive, and I now have a deeper understanding of how hurtful they were," Lopez said in a statement to CNN. In the discussion, Owens brings up what she calls one of the "weird trends" of Hollywood parents allowing their children to pick their gender identity. In response, Lopez asked Owens "please don't lump me into" the group of Hollywood parents of which she was speaking. In a tweet, he said, "I'm disappointed to read @MarioLopezExtra comments about parent's who support their child's openes [sic] about their gender identity. Lopez joined syndicated entertainment newsmagazine show "Access Hollywood" earlier this month after several years as a host for "Extra."